Dragon Lord Reviews (Amiga)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.4
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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Amiga Format (Apr, 1990)
Dragons Breath is in serious danger of becoming a cult computer fame. People who are fans of the D&D series of games or fantasy role-playing games in general are going to find this almost impossible to resist.
Zzap! (May, 1990)
Throughout the game highly detailed graphics and an extraordinary sound track accompany your efforts to gain entry to Dwarf Mountain. And although spells are quite complex and take some time to master they add excitement and adventure to what is otherwise a basic, if very pretty, strategy game.
CU Amiga (Mar, 1990)
Dragons Breath is excellent, perfect for people who enjoy nothing more than indulging in a spot of casual genocide.
Datormagazin (Apr, 1990)
Tro det eller ej, men det här är faktiskt ett strategispel, och ett riktigt bra ett för den delen.
On top of this the graphics are excellent and the stereo sound effects and music superb! Dragon's Breath has to be one of the most original games for some time, and if you like your action heavily dosed with strategy, go for it. The only criticism I have is there are too few arcade-style sequences: a couple more would have made it a classic.
The One (Feb, 1990)
The only criticism is that there are perhaps too few action sequences such as the dragon training mode. Even so, anyone with any interest in strategy will relish the almost endless subtlety that Dragon's Breath has to offer.
Amiga Joker (Feb, 1990)
Es dürfte wohl bereits klargeworden sein, daß es sich bei Dragon's Breath um ein äußerst aufwendiges Game handelt. Der Spieler hat unheimlich viele Möglichkeiten, in den verschiedenen Menüs Aktionen einzuleiten. Trotz des komplexen Spielablaufs ist die Grafik an keiner Stelle fad – Palace hat sich schon mächtig ins Zeug gelegt! Alle Menüs, die Landschaften, ja eigentlich alle vorkommenden Bilder werden in sehr eindrucksvollen Grafiken präsentiert. Auch über den Sound kann man nicht meckern. Die meisten Pluspunkte gibt’s aber für das gelungene Spielkonzept: Man betätigt sich als umsichtiger Kaufmann, magischer Chemiker und Ersatz-Mutti für den Drachennachwuchs und muß ganz nebenbei noch Länder erobern – natürlich möglichst Gebiete, in denen ein Bruchstück des Talismans versteckt ist! Fans von komplexen Fantasyspielen dürfen Dragon's Breath also auf keinen Fall versäumen: Es ist einfach zauberhaft!
Dragon's Breath is probably the most accomplished strategy game I've seen for some time, and combined as it is with attractive graphics and an atmospheric soundtrack, should please most people who enjoy a more cerebral type of game than the standard fare. The ability to concoct your own magic brews provides endless possibilities and should keep you playing, even after you've managed to achieve the game's objective.
A true roleplaying game, it contains a very comprehensive manual - the icons make it easily accessible, though. Though static for main planning screens, the arcade graphics are certainly up to scratch. The disk access can become a little annoying, especially when it involves lots of swapping. Aesthetically, the most impressive element of Dragon's Breath is the sound - creating the haunting atmosphere for a daunting game
Zero (Mar, 1990)
Stunning graphics, well structured gameplay, unfortunately marred by an infuriating amount of disk accessing.
Fazit: DRAGONS BREATH ist ein Programm, das mit Spannung erwartet wurde und das wieder einmal zeigt, daß viel Grafik und viel Sound nicht unbedingt ein sehr gutes Spiel machen. Schlecht ist es nicht, doch wir haben mehr erwartet.
Power Play (Apr, 1990)
Hoffentlich haben Sie keine Angst vor Drachen, denn in "Dragon's Breath" dreht sich alles um das feurige Untier. Drei Fürsten möchten die Unsterblichkeit erlangen. Als angehender Immerzu-Greis benötigt man jedoch drei Amulette, die im Lande Anrea gefunden werden wollen. Hier kommen die Drachen ins Spiel, denn nur diese können die versteckten Amulette finden.
Although slow-moving, Dragon Lord is definitely a "breed" apart from the traditional computer RPG. It deserves, at least, some high praise for its innovative game play. Dragon-slayers, heroes, and other seekers of more visceral satisfaction may wish to sit this one out. Strategists and other evil-minded intellectuals with patience to spare may very well enjoy Dragon Lord.